UPDATED June 11, 2015
Single lane closure of southbound
Interstate 71 at Lytle Tunnel
begins 7 p.m. on June 12
Complete southbound closure at 9 p.m.
(Thursday, June 11, 2015) – Bridge work will require a single lane
closure of southbound I-71 at the Lytle Tunnel beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, June
12. A complete closure of southbound I-71 at this location will be begin at 9
p.m. All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. Monday, June 15. The Third Street exit
from I-71 south will also be closed during this time.
will be performing bridge deck repairs on I-71 over Eggleston Avenue.
traffic: I-71 south to westbound State Route 562/Norwood Lateral (Exit 7) to
I-75 south (Exit 7).
traffic: I-71 south to Reading/Gilbert exit (Exit 2) to Reading Rd. (south) to
Central Parkway (west) to Race St. (south) to Third St. (west) to I-75 south.
motorists traveling to I-471 from I-71 south: use Reading/Gilbert exit (Exit 2)
to Reading Rd. (south) to Central Parkway (west) to Sycamore St. (south) to 5th
St. (east) to I-471.
$30 million tunnel project will upgrade lighting, repair concrete and tiles,
and modernize mechanical and ventilation systems. In addition cameras and a
fire detection system will be installed to allow more efficient and safer
response time to incidents within the tunnel.
public can receive ongoing project status information by providing an email
address to email@example.com or via the ODOT
District 8 social media pages:
Tunnel carries I-71 under Lytle Park and Fourth and Fifth streets on the
eastern edge of Cincinnati. The tunnel carries three lanes of northbound I-71
traffic, two lanes of southbound traffic and a single lane, southbound exit
ramp to Third Street. The tunnel opened to traffic in 1970.
For more information
contact: Brian Cunningham, Communications Manager, at (513) 933-6517, Sharon
Smigielski, Public Information Officer, at (513) 933-6511, Liz Lyons, Public
Information Specialist, at (513) 933-6534 or email D08.PIO@dot.ohio.gov